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Weekend Links: Curious About Children’s Book Folklore? Me too

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Welcome to Weekend Links! October is already flying by! How is that possible?? Perhaps life is moving fast because I am! After returning from recent trips to Gotland and Spain (two different trips) I am scrambling to get caught up on reading and planning. One thing I’ve noticed is that I have a renewed fascination with folklore; Children’s Book Folklore to be exact. That awakened interest has also been evident in my recent blog post, bookjumps and book reviews. Here are some of my top picks.

It’s not secret that I am HUGE fan of author/illustrator, Demi. I personally appreciate the way she unfolds a story whether a classic folktale, religious figure, or cultural celebration has always greatly captivated my attention. Add on top of that her amazing and gorgeous illustrations and you have what I consider a treasure trove from book heaven. Here is a roundup booklist that I did awhile back on 19 Books Celebrating China with Author Demi

Demi booklist

The Secret Child by Marti Healy (And a little look at Fairy Folklore!)

The Secret Child by Marti Healy is a timeless and whimsical children’s tale that will appeal to a wide range of ages; its one of those favorite books cherished by more than one generations.
The Secret Child

Of course I had to delve into the enchanting world of Fairy Folklore with Encyclopedia of Fairies in World Folklore and Mythology by Theresa Bane and more!

Fairies of the World Folklore

A Ride on the Red Mare’s Back Review and a look at Swedish Folklore

I have this collection of beautiful red dala horses from Dalarna Sweden. I’ve always wondered why they originated and if there is a folkloric story behind them.

Learn more about this wonderful folklore and the book that inspired it HERE.

Whispering Woods-Tales from the Caledonian Forest (and some Scottish Folklore)

Whispering Woods-Tales from the Caledonian Forest is a magical and enchanting walk through the Scottish forest told by Alan Crawford and exquisitely illustrated by Susan Gray. Read the full post HERE.

Authors & Publishers: Sponsorship Info for 2017

Our Medallion Level Sponsorships (Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze) and our Author Sponsorships for MCCBD 2017 ARE OPEN!! View 2016’s Sponsors and Authors Sponsors. We look forward to working with you! Go HERE for details and 2017 rates.

Would you like to be a Review for MCCBD 2017 and Receive aFree Diversity Book?

Bloggers can go here to  sign up via a Google Sign-up and review a multicultural children’s book for this event. MCCBD is also open to reviewers do not have a blog, but have a strong presence on Facebook and LinkedIn.

How It Works

Bloggers are then “matched” with an author or publisher that will supply them with a free children’s book to review. Bloggers are encouraged to read the books and share their thoughts on the book (a basic book review) in the form of a blog post.Many bloggers add a book extension activity. Go HERE for the full details and instructions.

Once their book review blog post is live (any time between January 1 and January 27th is good), bloggers are invited to “link up” their blog post on the Linky that will be found on any of our CoHosts’ sites and also the MCCBD website. This linky will go live on January 27th..

(NOTE: We will not be shipping out any books for the 2017 online event until Nov/Dec of 2016!)

Direct all questions and inquires to becky (at) multiculturalchildrensbookday (dot) com